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A 26-year-old female asked:

does macrobid affects birth control pill? if so, how long does it stay in my system and not use condom?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
BC pills should work: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics such as Macrobid do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or bad diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491

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